Cancer in cat's abdomen?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I don’t have any advice except to say that your planned course of action sounds reasonable to me. I am thinking good thoughts for your kitty!

Post # 5
1321 posts
Bumble bee

Oh that’s great news!  I know exactly how you feel because I have two Black Forest Norwegian cats (both from the same litter) and they’re both 12 years old but one of them has been getting sick a lot.  I’m hoping they will live to be 20 years old, but I’ve been paranoid about them getting cancer/tumors since they are up there in age. 

Reading your story has been so helpful!  That sucks that your first vet was so abrasive and short whenever you asked questions.  Lord knows I ask my vet a billion questions whenever one of my babies gets sick, I couldn’t imagine how terrible I would’ve felt if she was short with me like yours was with you.   Please keep us in the loop as to how your kitty is doing!  I truly hope the cancer goes away and both of your cats live at least another 10 years!

Post # 7
22 posts

Hey!  I’m glad you updated us.  Im so sorry to hear its a tumor.  It really sucks.  They become partof your family and you cant imagine life without these fur babes.

I recently went through the same ordeal with my cat.  Spent a crazy amount of money and we still dont know if its IBD or lymphoma.  He lost a ton of weight within a week, then got put on prednisone, and BAM he is gaining weight like a kitten again.

As for your Aug. honeymoon and leaving the cat….see how it goes. If possible, definitely find a vet nurse who can give your cat medicine if needed or take her to the vet if she begins acting strangely or stops eating.

I think the cat will definitely “tell you” when it is time for her to go to the rainbow bridge.  As long as she is not suffering, then she is ok..this site has great info on symptoms to watch out for:

best wishes

Post # 8
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m afraid that when I read the initial post, I thought “sounds like cancer to me”. If you can afford it, a “keyhole” biopsy on the mass will confirm it, and you can also try radiotherapy or chemotherapy, but it depends on how much money you are willing to spend…. and how much the insurance will pay…

Post # 10
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

LadyJDAG:  I’m so sorry you’re going through this! My cat (that I got when I was two) lived to be 17. (This was quite awhile ago.) She had a tumor in her abdomen and liver failure. We had to make a decision similar to yours. Just be glad that you got to let her down before she could have more pain. I understand what you’re going through – hopefully your other kitty won’t miss her sister too much. 

Post # 11
88 posts
Worker bee

I am sooooo sorry to hear that!  We had to do the same last September for one of our babies and it was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do.  I feel your pain.  ((hugs))

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